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Spyglass! The Most Extraordinary Villa on the Market!

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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Zihuatanejo villa description

Welcome to Spyglass. We are located in a private gated community, just 35 minute south of the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport. This fully staffed, two acre oceanfront enclave, features all the amenities of a first class resort destination. Epic views of the Pacific ocean, coupled with lush tropical gardens, serve as the perfect backdrop for this 10,000 sq. ft. villa situated in the middle of it all! This nine bedroom, eleven bath villa, comes fully staffed, and is as unique as it is luxurious. The villas open air design seamlessly combines the grander of the indoors with the splendor of the outdoors at every turn! The villa has two full kitchens; one upstairs, one downstairs, two beautiful dining rooms, an expansive media room, and a fully stocked professional barroom! There's also a second story Great room, and a large, furnished balcony.

Just steps outside the main villa you’ll discover our fully furnished sitting pavilion, complete with its own flat screen TV and sound system. The sitting pavilion is a perfect gathering place for family and friends who enjoy everything from whale watching to our world class sunsets.

When it comes to sumptuous meals, our chef is fully prepared to satisfy your every need. Wether it's an traditional Mexican meal served from our spacious main kitchen, or mouth watering fresh lobster and grilled Calamari prepared at our outdoor cooking station. Either way, you can rest assured that your dining experience will be a memorable one.

For the nature enthusiasts, including the kids, we have a custom built bird aviary. Located adjacent, is our large, organic garden, which supplies an abundance of fresh produce for our guests.

One level down you'll discover our freshwater swimming pool with an attached kiddie pool. You are also welcome to enjoy our huge thatched roof pavilion with it's own wet bar, sound system, bathroom and beautiful outdoor shower. The views from the pool area are uncompromising as are all the views at the Spyglass villa.

In the mood for a little more adventure? Just follow the beautiful stone stairway down through the lush tropical gardens directly to the ocean’s edge where you can savor the exhilarating 12 ft. deep, infinity edge, salt water swimming pool, complete with it's own waterfall, sun deck and designated bathroom.

Perched just above the saltwater swimming pool, you'll discover yet another fully furnished pavilion, including a wet bar and sound system.

A few steps away, situated just above the ocean you'll discover our spectacular honeymoon master suite. From the gentle sound of the waves breaking on the rocks below, to the stunning views of our endless coastline, our honeymoon suite is one of the most romantic and elegant settings to be found anywhere!

You're also invited to experience our seaside relaxation room nestled into the hillside just adjacent to the honeymoon suite. This room was built by hand, using all natural materials and includes a catwalk with a rustic rope & pole railing. This is just one of the many private areas of the Spyglass villa where one can relax, read a book, meditate, or even just take an old fashioned nap.

The villa's expansive grounds include over 8,000 sq. ft. of terraced patio, and a myriad of lush tropical gardens. The world class vistas and pristine beaches of Spyglass provide a private refuge for the famous, intimate settings for the romantic, and wondrous adventures for all ages.

The beautiful, pristine La Barrita beach is five minutes away on foot, and three minutes away by car. The unspoiled and uncrowded beach features several quant 'mom and pop' restaurants who pride themselves on serving up fresh, locally caught seafood. Our beach is also protected by a gentle outcropping of rocks to the south which makes it perfectly suitable for swimming, boogie boarding, etc.

Wherever your vacation plans take you, all of us here at Spyglass wish you a wonderful and and memorable vacation!



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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are most definitively welcome at spyglass!...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed outdoors only!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The 1st floor contains two bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, media room, barroom and can be accessed by wheelchair!...moreless

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 20-22

Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Two Fully Equipped Kitchens. One Upstairs and One Downstairs, Both With Pantries. Two Dining Rooms, One Upstairs and One Downstairs. The Larger Of Which Seats 20+ Persons. A Fully Stocked, Professional Barroom, Complete With Two Refrigerators, Dishwasher, Stereo and TV. An Expansive TV/Media Room . An Eight Hundred Sq. Ft. fully furnished Second Story Balcony. A Second Story Great Room with Spectacular Ocean Views. An OutDoor Cooking StationWith Both Charcoal & Gars Grills, High Pressure Burner, Sink & Refrigerator. An Outdoor Sitting Pavilion with Mini bar, Sound System and Flat Screen TV. A Fresh Water Swimming Pool With Large Pavilion, Wet Bar, Bathroom and Outdoor Shower. An Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool At The Oceans Edge, with sun deck, Wet Bar, Honeymoon Suite! Oceanside Relaxation room with auxiliary bathroom. A Five Hundred Sq. Ft. Custom Built Bird Aviary. Full staff, including chef and bartender. Gated Entry, Dedicated Security Station...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    multi changer DVD Player...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Our media room doubles as a game room....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Spyglass has four different independent televisions....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Yes, we have several stereos...moreless

  • Television:

    Spyglass has four flatscreen TV's...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Spyglass has a video library with just under one hundred DVD's!...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 24 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All enclosed rooms are air conditioned with remote controls....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Spyglass has a dedicated laundry room....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Spyglass has covered parking for three vehicles....moreless

  • Internet:

    satellite internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are orivided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    We have auxiliary parking for up to 30 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Spyglass has a separate parking area for RV's, boats, etc....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Yes, via internet....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide both bedroom and beach towels which are laundered on a regular basis by our full time housekeeper....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Spyglass has a dedicated laundry room!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, we have wireless internet...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers and one cappuccino machine....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (3) There is one dishwasher in each of the kitchens, and another in a the barroom....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    (2) SpyGlass has two fully equipped kitchens, both with pantries. One upstairs, one downstairs....moreless

  • Microwave:

    There are two microwaves. One upstairs and one downstairs,...moreless

  • Oven:

    We have two ovens in the villa....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Two pantry's ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (3) Spyglass has 7 refrigerators! One in each of the kitchens, two in the Barroom, one at the outdoor cooking station and one at each of the swimming pools....moreless

  • Stove:

    We have two stoves in the villa....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two toasters. ...moreless


  • Balcony:

    There's a 900 sq. ft. beautifully decorated balcony on the second floor with four adjoining bedroom suits!...moreless

  • Boat:

    There are fishing boats available for charter....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Spyglass features a 3,000 sq. ft. patio on the first tier surrounding the main villa, and a 1,500 sq. ft. patio surrounding the pool on the second tier!...moreless

  • Golf:

    There are two beautiful 18 hole golf courses located in Ixtapa which is a 45 minutes North of the villa....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a large lanai next to the fresh water swimming pool with it's own wet bar, bathroom and outdoor shower!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Aside from the flower gardens, the villa also boasts a 2,000 Sq, ft. organic vegetable garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The outdoor cooking station features both a gas and a charcoal grill, as well as a seperate burner, sink and refrigerator....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    (2) Spyglass has two swimming pools! One is fresh water! One is salt water!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Mar 21 - Apr 30, 2015
7 night min stay
Low Season
Sep 29 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
High Season
Nov 1 - Nov 20, 2015
7 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
7 night min stay
High Season
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay
New Years
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay
High Season
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 16%


Rates vary for high holidays, holidays, high season, etc. Please contact us for pricing and availability!

Low season 7 nights and the eighth night is on us!

Reduced Rates Are Available for Smaller Groups!

Spyglass is also makes a phenomenal wedding destination.

The price of the villa includes a staff of five. A houseman, professional chef, housekeeper, grounds keeper, and night watchman.

Travelers can pay with bank wire transfer or credit card. One half of the rental amount is due upon the signing of the contract and the balance is due 60 prior to the date of arrival.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
HWY 200
250 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Barrita
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
La Barritta

Car: Recommended

The quint town of LaBarrita is peppered with seaside mom& pop restaurants that serve a variety of freshly caught seafood in a v warm and friendly setting.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I was born and raised in Eugene Oregon where I developed a love of nature and and deep appreciation for the outdoors, especially the mountains and the ocean! I first came to Zihuantanejo in 1980 while working for a world renowned artist who had a second home Here. I spent every winter in Zihuantanejo until one day in 2001, while exploring in my jeep, I discovered La Barrita, the future home of Spyglass. I then spent the next seven years pouring my heart and soul into creating what I believe to be one of the most unique and enchanting villas anywhere to be found. Now it's time to share that experience! While my business responsibilities keep me in East Hampton New York much of the year, I return to Spyglass frequently to enjoy, as well as to oversee the ongoing improvements that make the Spyglass experience second to none!.

Why the Owner Chose Zihuatanejo:
I found this particular area to be the most beautiful place on all the Pacific Coast and fell in love with it at first sight!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Thanks to our unique geographical elevations, Spyglass is blessed with some of the most spectacular and dramatic views that the Pacific ocean has to offer. Those same unique geographical components also make our site extremely private! We are also blessed with an artisan well. So unlike many of our competitors, we have an endless supply of fresh water which allows us to maintain our beautiful gardens which are woven into every square inch of our property. Spyglass truly is, an enchanting place!

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  • View of theSpyglass Villa From The Roundabout.

    View of theSpyglass Villa From The Roundabout.

  • Outdoor Sitting Pavilion With Flat Screen TV & Stereo

    Outdoor Sitting Pavilion With Flat Screen TV & Stereo

  • Spyglass Main Entrance.

    Spyglass Main Entrance.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Upstairs Sitting Balcony

    Upstairs Sitting Balcony

  • One of the Master Master Suites.

    One of the Master Master Suites.

  • Fresh Water Swimming Pool

    Fresh Water Swimming Pool

  • Wet Bar Above Salt Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool.

    Wet Bar Above Salt Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool.

  • Saltwater Infinity Edge  Swimming Pool.

    Saltwater Infinity Edge Swimming Pool.

  • Honeymoon Suite and Bathroom for Salt Water Swimming Pool.

    Honeymoon Suite and Bathroom for Salt Water Swimming Pool.

  • My Dear Friend and Neighbor, Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson at Spyglass.

    My Dear Friend and Neighbor, Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson at Spyglass.

  • Main Villa

    Main Villa

  • View From The Outdoor Siting Pavilion.

    View From The Outdoor Siting Pavilion.

  • Downstairs Kitchen.

    Downstairs Kitchen.

  • Bar Room

    Bar Room

  • Upstairs Great Room

    Upstairs Great Room

  • One of the Master Suites.

    One of the Master Suites.

  • Partial View of Outdoor Cooking Station

    Partial View of Outdoor Cooking Station

  • Fresh Water Swimming Pool with Wet Bar, Outdoor Shower & Bathroom

    Fresh Water Swimming Pool with Wet Bar, Outdoor Shower & Bathroom

  • Detail of Wet Bar Above Infinity Edge Saltwater Swimming Pool.

    Detail of Wet Bar Above Infinity Edge Saltwater Swimming Pool.

  • Patio Alongside Infinity Saltwater Pool.

    Patio Alongside Infinity Saltwater Pool.

  • Honeymoon Suite

    Honeymoon Suite

  • Our Pristine Beaches!

    Our Pristine Beaches!

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